Kodak Retina II, ca. 1949. Historically, most Kodak cameras are little better than junk. The one exception is the series of Retina cameras begun in 1934, solidly-built cameras with good lenses manufacutured by Nagel Camerawerks in Germany.

I found this one at a garage sale some years back for $5. The rangefinder is broken, but otherwise the camera still works. It’s a small camera, pocketable if your jacket has large pockets, but surprisingly heavy. I carried it around for a few weeks to grab pictures while out on my bike. Although it took good pictures, the weight got to be annoying, and I retired it.